Two former GN locomotives look sharp in their clean Cascade Green as they prepare to lead a passenger extra from Duluth to Iron River, Wisconsin for underprivileged children.
A nice trio of blue and gold SD40-2s lead CP train 482 from Superior (WI) to St. Paul over BNSF's Hinckley subdivision. The train is rolling across the Kettle River.
Quite the colorful and unique consist leads an ore train bound eventually for Escanaba, Michigan.
The Retro Roast and Fountain in Loretto, Minnesota, opened alongside the ex-Soo Line tracks in 2003 and quickly became a favorite place for train crews to stop for a wrap or classic soda pop (it c... (more)
For years the DMIR #400 has escaped my glass in good light and leading, but I finally shot the class unit of the Missabe SD40-3's as #400 and sister #406 lug tac empties back to U-Tac for loading.
Consecutively numbered ACe's bring oil emptys west around Victoria Street in St. Paul.
One of the few remaining SOO SD60's brings CP 298 east at Union Jct. I never thought I would see a Soo Line SD60 again, luckily I was wrong!
The daily Northtown to Noyes manifest is now up to 25 mph northbound on the Noyes subdivision after taking the switch at Noyes Junction in Crookston. This location is the former village of Shirle... (more)
The power comprising the Minnesota Northern Warroad Local lays over during the weekend in western Thief River Falls on the wye tracks. This part of the Minnesota Northern is as close to a yard as... (more)
To recently repainted ex-Oakway (EMD) SD60s lift M347 up Steelton Hill in far western Duluth.
A special high-wide move from the Port of Duluth to Alberta rolls south on BNSF's Hinckley Subdivision over which CP has trackage rights.
A nice sunrise greets a loaded Northshore Mining train as it makes its way along a frosted track on a crisp November morning.
With snow snarling rail traffic this day, standard cab C40s pass a stopped train in the siding.
Arriving just a the snow starts falling in earnest, I catch a land barge at Midway.